Who Wants to be a Millionaire returning with Jeremy Clarkson

Jeremy Clarkson will be grilling contestants as the new host of ITV quiz show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

 

It's returning for a week this spring to celebrate its 20th anniversary.

 

The ex-Top Gear presenter is replacing previous host Chris Tarrant, who said in 2014 his days as a game show host were over and that he thought the programme had "run its course".

 

On Friday, Clarkson said: "I have always loved the show and am thrilled to be involved with its rebirth."

 

The Grand Tour presenter described himself as a "big fan" of quiz shows, saying: "I'm looking forward to hosting this iconic TV show and hopefully making a few millionaires."

 

The show, which sees contestants asked a series of increasingly difficult questions as they try to win the £1m prize, will run for seven nightly hour-long episodes.

 

The elusive jackpot can only be won if all 15 questions are answered successfully. A series of lifelines are offered, including asking the audience, asking a friend or taking a 50:50 option.

 

ITV has promised "a number of new twists and turns" for the show's return. It managed ratings as high as 19 million viewers in 1999.

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Why is Chris Tarrant famous?

What was his original skill that set him apart from others?

 

P.S. I hate him ... and well done to his neighbour who shopped him to the Police for drink driving. And well done to his wife for taking him to the cleaners.

 

Tarrant - it's you that's 'run the course'

Saint posted:

Why is Chris Tarrant famous?

What was his original skill that set him apart from others?

 

P.S. I hate him ... and well done to his neighbour who shopped him to the Police for drink driving. And well done to his wife for taking him to the cleaners.

 

Tarrant - it's you that's 'run the course'

WWTOAM was devised by David Briggs who had devised a number of the promotional games for Tarrant's breakfast show on Capital FM radio. That's why Tarrant became the presenter.

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